The fifth Jigawa state Governor Mallam Umar Namadi and his Deputy Aminu Usman Gumel have been sworn in by the state Chief judge.
The oath of office was administered by the state chief Judge, Justice Umar Sadiq Maigari held at Aminu Kano triangle, Dutse, the state capital.
Malam Umar Namadi of APC won the governorship election after he scored 618,449 of the total votes cast to defeat his opponent Mustapha Sule Lamido of the PDP who polled 368,726 votes.
In his inauguration speech after taking an oath of office, Governor Umar Namadi promised to continue to build on former Governor Badaru’s legacies.
According to him, his administration will continue to build a strong economy, creating jobs, expanding access to quality education, and enhancing healthcare services in the state.
Mallam Umar Namadi said, the new administration will make investments in critical infrastructure to facilitate travel and commerce across the state.
He said, priorities would be on the pursuit of policies, projects, and programmes focused on areas that generate inclusive and human-centered economic growth particularly agriculture, small and medium scale enterprises, and critical infrastructure.
The Governor further explained that, his administration will also focus on access to effective and efficient human development services with lasting impact on the State’s human development indices.
He added that he would also give priority to targeted youths and women empowerment programmes for job and employment creation.
The event was attended by the former Governors of Jigawa state, Alhaji Ali Sa’ad Birnin Kudu, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar and some of the former and present National Assembly members-elect.
Others also include Emirs of Hadejia, Ringim, Dutse, Kazaure and Gumel.